Discussion in 'Quick Tips' started by treyzx10r, Aug 9, 2010.
I've heard that you can use Fairy Power Spray I've not tried this one so can't really say if it's good or not.
Hope it helps
One i have heard off is good ole bleech, may be worth a try. Another is car brake fluid???? Trouble is you can try some of these but i would not like to say what it may react like with the actual plastic??
I am in the position at the moment where i am removing chrome of a bike kit...trouble is its a sidecar kit, so the spoked wheels are taking forever...keep telling myself it WILL be worth it in the end!!!!! Im using a scalpel as its the oly way i can get in to all the fiddely parts :-(
modelstrip on acrylics and it removed the paint totally without damaging the plastic
Starship Modeler - Removing Chrome with Cola here.
LOL Graham, ive had one or two near misses with the scalpel....all logged in the near miss file
Not sure if it will remove chrome, although I'm sure I've read somewhere that it does, but I've used brake fluid to remove acrylics and it causes absolutely no harm to the plastic.
There ya go, i knew i had read it before that brake fluid works, i thought i was going mad, cheers for reinstating my sanity Dave
Alclad is much easier than it looks (or easier than I may have made it look) Two simple rules. One, get a really good gloss black enamel undercoat. Two, lightly dust on the Alclad slowly building up the chrome finish. It is tempting to go for it once you see the effect starting to form, don't: Just keep dusting it on from a couple of inches or so. Rush it and it will look like silver paint, be gentle and patient and you will have very realistic looking scale chrome, it will actually look like metal, trust me.
Make sure you have some Cellulose thinners for cleaning out the AB though, turps and alcohol thinners will not do.
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